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Thematic Divisions in Book 5
1. Preface to Rubric 2. The Rubric 3. Mary's First Moves 4. The Inhibition5. Bourne's Sermon 6. The True Report7. The Precept to Bonner 8. Anno 15549. From 'The Communication' to 'A Monition' 10. Bonner's Monition11. Mary's Articles for Bonner 12. The Articles 13. From Mary's Proclamation to the 'Stile'14. From the 'Stile' to the 'Communication' 15. The 'Communication' 16. How Thomas Cranmer ... 17. Cranmer18. Ridley 19. Latimer20. Harpsfield's Forme 21. 1563's Disputational Digest22. Political Events up to Suffolk's Death 23. Between Mantell and the Preacher's Declaration 24. The Declaration of Bradford et al 25. May 19 to August 1 26. August 1 - September 3 27. From Bonner's Mandate to Pole's Oration 28. Winchester's Sermon to Bonner's Visitation 29. Pole's Oration 30. From the Supplication to Gardiner's Sermon 31. From Gardiner's Sermon to 1555 32. From the Arrest of Rose to Hooper's Letter 33. Hooper's Answer and Letter 34. To the End of Book X 35. The Martyrdom of Rogers 36. The Martyrdom of Saunders 37. Saunders' Letters 38. Hooper's Martyrdom 39. Hooper's Letters 40. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 41. Becket's Image and other events 42. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 43. Bonner and Reconciliation 44. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 45. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 46. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White47. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 48. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 49. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 50. Judge Hales 51. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 52. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 53. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 54. The Letters of George Marsh 55. The Martyrdom of William Flower 56. Mary's False Pregnancy57. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 58. John Tooly 59. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]60. Censorship Proclamation 61. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 62. Letters of Haukes 63. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 64. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain65. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 66. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 67. Bradford's Letters 68. William Minge 69. The Martyrdom of John Bland 70. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 71. Sheterden's Letters 72. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 73. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 74. John Aleworth 75. Martyrdom of James Abbes 76. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 77. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 78. Richard Hooke 79. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 80. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 81. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 82. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 83. Martyrdom of William Haile 84. Examination of John Newman 85. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 86. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 87. William Andrew 88. William Allen 89. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 90. Martyrdom of Roger Coo 91. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 92. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 93. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 94. John and William Glover 95. Cornelius Bungey 96. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 97. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 98. Ridley and Latimer's Conference 99. Ridley's Letters 100. Life of Hugh Latimer 101. Latimer's Letters 102. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed103. More Letters of Ridley 104. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 105. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 106. William Wiseman 107. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 108. John Went 109. Isobel Foster 110. Joan Lashford 111. Five Canterbury Martyrs 112. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 113. Letters of Cranmer 114. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 115. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 116. William Tyms, et al 117. The Norfolk Supplication 118. Letters of Tyms 119. John Hullier's Execution120. John Hullier 121. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 122. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 123. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 124. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 125. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 126. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 127. Thomas Rede128. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 129. William Slech 130. Avington Read, et al 131. Wood and Miles 132. Adherall and Clement 133. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 134. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow135. Persecution in Lichfield 136. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 137. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 138. John Careless 139. Letters of John Careless 140. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 141. Guernsey Martyrdoms 142. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 143. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 144. Three Men of Bristol145. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 146. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 147. John Horne and a woman 148. Northampton Shoemaker 149. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 150. More Persecution at Lichfield 151. Exhumations of Bucer and Phagius along with Peter Martyr's Wife152. Pole's Visitation Articles for Kent153. Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury154. The 'Bloody Commission'155. Twenty-two Prisoners from Colchester156. Five Burnt at Smithfield157. Stephen Gratwick and others158. Edmund Allen and other martyrs159. Edmund Allen160. Alice Benden and other martyrs161. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs162. Ambrose163. The Martyrdom of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper164. Rose Allin and nine other Colchester Martyrs165. John Thurston166. Thomas More167. George Eagles168. Richard Crashfield169. Fryer and George Eagles' sister170. John Kurde171. Cicelye Ormes172. Joyce Lewes173. Rafe Allerton and others174. Agnes Bongeor and Margaret Thurston175. Persecution at Lichfield176. Persecution at Chichester177. Thomas Spurdance178. Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson179. John Rough and Margaret Mearing180. Cuthbert Simson181. William Nicholl182. Seaman, Carman and Hudson183. Three at Colchester184. A Royal Proclamation185. Roger Holland and other Islington martyrs186. Richard Yeoman187. John Alcocke188. Alcocke's Epistles189. Thomas Benbridge190. Stephen Cotton and other martyrs191. Alexander Gouch and Alice Driver192. Three at Bury193. The Final Five Martyrs194. William Living195. The King's Brief196. William Browne197. Some Persecuted at Suffolk198. Elizabeth Lawson199. Edward Grew200. The Persecuted of Norfolk201. The Persecuted of Essex202. Thomas Bryce203. The Persecuted in Kent204. The Persecuted in Coventry and the Exiles205. Thomas Parkinson206. The Scourged: Introduction207. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax208. Thomas Greene209. Bartlett Greene and Cotton210. Steven Cotton's Letter211. Scourging of John Milles212. Scourging of Thomas Hinshaw213. Robert Williams214. Bonner's Beating of Boys215. A Beggar of Salisbury216. John Fetty217. James Harris218. Providences: Introduction219. The Miraculously Preserved220. Christenmas and Wattes221. Simon Grinaeus222. John Glover223. Dabney224. Alexander Wimshurst225. Bosom's wife226. The Delivery of Moyse227. Lady Knevet228. Crosman's wife229. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk230. Congregation of London231. Robert Cole232. Englishmen at Calais233. John Hunt and Richard White234. Punishments of Persecutors235. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth236. The Westminster Conference237. Nicholas Burton238. Another Martyrdom in Spain239. Baker and Burgate240. Burges and Hoker241. Justice Nine-Holes242. Back to the Appendix notes243. A Poor Woman of Exeter244. Those Burnt at Bristol: extra material245. Priest's Wife of Exeter246. Gertrude Crockhey
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Rome dooeth take awaye one parte of the Sacramente from the Laitye. Wherefore, yf I coulde bee perswaded in my conscyence by Goddes woorde, that it were well doone: I coulde gladlye yelde in this poynt. Then sayd the Byshoppe. Non disputandum est cum hæretico. That is, there is no disputinge with an heretike. And therefore when all his answers were red, he asked him whether he would stand to the same, beyng as they were, ful of heresy or elles forsake them and come vnto the Catholyke Churche. To whome he made thys full aunswere, and sayde: that he helde no hereticall opinion, but vtterly abhorred al kind of heresye, althoughe they moste vntruelye so did slaunder hym: and he desyred all the people present to beare him witnesse: (that if hereafter anye would slaunder hym and say that he held anye greuous heresye) that to all artycles of Religion, he helde none other opinion, then was by lawe moste godlye established and publikely taught in England, at the death of king Edwarde the sixth, and in the same pure Religion and Doctrine he would (by gods grace) stande, liue, and dye. And here the Chauncellour spake to one Leache, whiche stode nere vnto Marshe, and badde stande farther from him: for his presence did hym no good. 

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Apparently Leach was a spectator who was encouraging Marsh.

This beynge done, the Bishoppe toke out a writing out of his bosome, MarginaliaSentence of condemnation red against Marsh.and beganne to reade the sentence of condemnation: but when the Bishop hadde red almoste halfe thereof, the Chauncellor called to him and sayde: good my Lord, stay, stay, for if ye procede any further, it wil be to late to call it agayn. and so the Byshoope stayed: 
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Once the sentence against a heretic had been pronounced by the bishop it could not be retracted and only a royal pardon could save the offender from punishment.

then his popyshe Priestes and many other of the ignoraunt people called vppon Marshe, with manye earnest woordes to recante, and amonges other one Pulleyn a shoomaker sayde to hym: for shame manne remember thy selfe and recant: they badde hym kneele downe and pray: and they all woulde praye for him: so they kneled downe, and he desired them to praye for hym, and he would pray for them.

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The Bishop then asked him agayne, whether he would not haue the Queenes mercy in tyme: and he aunswered, he did gladlye desyre the same, and did loue her grace as faithfullye as any of them: but yet he durst not denye hys Sauiour Christ, for losyng his mercye euerlasting, and so winne euerlasting death. Then the Bishop put his spectacles agayne vppon hys nose and redde forwarde hys sentence, aboute fyue or syxe lynes, and there agayn the Chancelloure with a glaueryng 

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Deceitful, flattering (OED).

and smiling countenaunce, called to the Byshoppe, and sayde: Yet good my Lorde once agayne staye. for yf that woorde be spoken, all is past, no relenting wyll then serue: 
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Once the sentence against a heretic had been pronounced by the bishop it could not be retracted and only a royal pardon could save the offender from punishment.

and the Byshoppe (pullyng of his spectacles) sayde: I would staye and if it would be.

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Howe sayest thou (quod he) wylte thou recant? many of the Priestes and ignoraunt people, badde hym so doe, and cal to god for grace, and one pulled him by the sleue and badde him recant and saue his life, to whom he answered: I would as fayne liue as you, if in so doyng, I should not denye my maister Christe, and so agayne Christe to denye me before his father in heauen. So the Bishop red out his sentence vnto the ende, and streight after said vnto him Now wil I no more pray for thee, then I wyll for a dogge: MarginaliaA dogges saying. And Marshe aunswered, that notwithstanding, he would pray for his Lordship: after this the Bishoppe delieured him vnto the sheriffes of the citie (Then his late keeper bad him fare well good George, with weepynge teares) whiche caused the officers to carye hym to a prison at the Northgate, where he was very straitly kept vntill the time he wente to his death, during whiche time he had small coumfort or relief of any worldly creature. for being in the dongeon, or darke prison, none þt would him good, could speake with him, or at leaste durste enterprise so to doe, for feare of accusation. and some of the citizens whiche loued him in God, for the gospels sake (wherof there wer but a fewe) although they were neuer acquainted with him, would sometime in the euening (at a hoale vpon the wal of the citie, that went into the sayd darke prison) cal to him, and aske him howe he did: he would answere them most cherefully, that he did well, and thanked God most highly, that he woulde vouchesafe of hys mercy to appoint him to bee witnesse vnto his truthe, and to suffer for the same: wherein he did most reioyce, besechyng hym that he would geue hym grace not to faynte vnder the crosse, but patientlye beare the same to his glorye and coumfort of his churche: with many other lyke Godly sayinges at sondry tymes, as one that moste desyred to bee with Christe. Once or twyse he had money cast him in at the same hoale, about ten pence at one tyme, and twoo shyllinges at another tyme, for which he gaue God thankes, and vsed the same to his necessitye. 

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Marsh used the money to buy food, bedding and other necessities from his gaolers.

When the tyme and day (appoynted) came, that he shoulde suffer: the sheryffes of the citie (whose names were Amry and Couper) with theyr officers and a great number of poore simple barbers, with roustye billes and polaxes, MarginaliaMarsh led to his martirdome.went to the Northgate, and there toke oute the sayde George Marsh, who came with them most humbly and mekely, with a lock vpon his fete. And as he came vpon the way towardes the place of execution, some folks profred him money, and loked that he should haue gone with a litle purse in his hand (as the maner of felōs was accustomed in þe city in times past, at their going to execution) to thend to gather money to geue vnto a priest to say trētals of masses for them, after their death; whereby

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